Hello lovely visitors! Sorry for the delay. I meant to update two Fridays ago, but our birthday was the 21st. We are now 27 years old but look younger then most teenagers and often hear, “Ya’ll twins are so cute!” on a daily basis. Then we suddenly started having internet connection issues. Comcast you are worthless. And even our mobile internet wouldn’t connect! Curse you Sprint.
So…we have a recent purchase to showcase. A wonderful Craigslist find of course. It is a button-tufted wingback settee/loveseat. We purchased this item for $75. It’s very Vintage. Very worn. In need of a makeover.
Disclaimer: Please excuse the baseboard molding-less walls, we have to yet to reinstall that. Oh and any other miscellaneous items pictured as well.
Oh Lovelies, has it already been 3 weeks since my last post??? What is happening? I can’t grasp it. I’m on the computer pretty often. And we’re working on so many projects that I can’t feel my legs by the time we are finished. I have all of these post ideas and not enough time, we just can’t keep up. Maybe because we are always saying screw it to taking progress pictures which negates the need for a post. Sigh…dilemmas.
Why is this Happening?
But I can’t complain too much. I’ve seen some horror home renovation stories around the blogosphere and we have yet to experience that. Since June we opened nearly every wall on the main floor (curse you plaster walls) and encountered nothing but a sound structure. There weren’t any sinking beams or mold. No rotted floor joists. Most of our problems consisted of an awkwardly shaped kitchen, outdated family room, lack of closets (as expected in an old house), and an unleveled floor in some areas.
Speaking of an unleveled floor, the kitchen was greatly affected. Our plan is to install flooring over the existing dated tile. So we began, well my honey did all the work here. He applied self-leveling concrete over the tile and it worked perfectly! No more earthquake feeling beneath your feet whenever you walk.
Self-leveling concrete in Kitchen
Now that the concrete has fully dried, we hope to extend the look of wood flooring that exists in the rest of the house into the kitchen. So we purchased wood tile from The Tile Shop here in Maryland.
If you are unfamiliar with wood tile…get ready for picture galore via Pinterest.
Oh where, Oh where have those lovely twins gone? Oh where, oh where could they be? *sings* Hello Lovelies!! We have so much to apologize for…starting with the song at the beginning of this post. My apologies I need a pick me up, rough day. Anyway, I’m so disgusted and Kah is too ashamed to show her face here so I volunteered to add the first post after a year and a half of abandonment. Lucky me. So here it comes. You will get a “heartfelt” explanation, sprinkled with some damn good excuses, and finished off with pictorial deliciousness wrapped in a extra long post. Sound good? Great. September 2012 to Early 2013: We were decorating for family. That’s always fun. Then painting for family. That sucked. Our arms and fingers hurt too much to type up a post for you all, which is why we didn’t (Excuse #1) Next…thrifting and Craigslisting for family. Yay more vintage chairs to own while inching closer to hoarder status. What can I say we are chair obsessed. Mid 2013 to Summer 2013: We had outgrown our apartment to the point that we had to use my parents basement as a free garage. So the search for a house began. Found a house we liked but was outbid. Bummer. Found another one. It was a flipper and it flipping failed the inspection. We withdrew our offer before they could run away with our deposit that was twice the amount than usual around Baltimore. I guess that should have been a sign. Read more
So I just realized today is Wednesday. I don’t remember much of Tuesday, except that Kah and I had one meal for the day and that was two Smuckers Uncrustables.
Question of the day:
Why do us crafty DIY folks starve in order to slave over a project?
Perfect example, Kah and I were on vacation from our respective jobs last week and made the most of each day, including painting a dresser, thrifting, painting a large living room and salon suite, and of course starting this blog. Yay! Here comes the big double but(t)…But I could probably count on one hand the number of times we stopped to eat.
Monday: Lazy Monday. We sat in our beds all day until 5:00pm eating a box of Rice Chex without milk.
Tuesday: Searched numerous blogs for twinspiration. Much more productive here. We painted Kah’s teal dresser and a pair of night stands for my room (I’ll feature those in an upcoming post). It started raining….productivity cut short. (Can’t even remember what I had to eat here, it most likely wasn’t substantial)
Wednesday: Spent time with the godchildren, took them on a thrifty adventure. They really enjoyed it. We stopped at McDonald’s, ate a “healthy” chicken sandwich. Oh and Breeze had a trip to the vet for his yearly rabies shot. He acted like a complete fool. Seriously, we heard him meow angrily from the waiting room. Maybe because he found out that he had gained two pounds. If he was doing this, he would be a few pounds lighter.
For us Do-it-yourselfers, there are several must-dos when buying furniture pieces and accessories from a thrift store or your local Goodwill. The most important rule…inspect everything. If it looks really shady, inspect it twice. Get inappropriate with it. Open those drawers! If you remain satisfied and giddy with your new-found treasure, purchase it and take it home.
So now that you’ve squeezed your new dresser or other large furniture piece into your already cramped living space, with all your other incomplete DIY projects, what do you do with it? You guessed it, inspect it again. Yet, we prefer to let an inspector, not of the human variety, do all the gritty work. Here we introduce Breeze…The Furniture Inspector. Read more
We’re passionate decorators from Maryland fascinated by all facets of creativity. Our love for creativity compliments our attention to stylish interiors and graphic design. On a more interesting note we’re identical twins and who doesn’t love twins!